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Canadian Education: 11 Ways Schools Across Canada Are Different

There are lots of variations, big and small, across Canadian school districts. For instance, kids start school on different dates depending on where they live, and some cities have junior high schools, some do not. One thing is for sure: across Canada, education systems differ from each other in surprising ways. [read more]



An Expanded Vision for International Education

With the increased focus on and growing importance of international education over the past two decades, January 2014 saw the launch of Canada’s international education strategy as part of its global markets action plan and as an answer to its demographic and labour market challenges.

The plan has also been presented as a ticket to prosperity through the innovation, job creation, revenues and taxes to be generated by international education. But if we look at Canada’s international education strategy more closely, a number of key issues emerge, including leadership, governance, transparency, context and the lack of data and research.[read more]



Open Doors 2014: International enrolment in US continues to grow; economic impact now estimated at US$27 billion

The US recorded its eighth consecutive year of international enrolment growth last year, expanding 8% in 2013/14 to reach a record high of 886,052 students. Those students generated an estimated economic impact of US$27 billion and accounted for more than 340,000 American jobs as of fall 2013.[US]


New report forecasts postgraduate mobility trends through 2024

The British Council has just released a report – Postgraduate student mobility trends to 2024 – that forecasts the contributions of 23 source markets to international postgraduate student mobility through 2024. The report also predicts what six destination markets – Australia, Canada, the US, the UK, Germany, and Japan – can expect over the next decade in terms of the levels and sources of inbound graduate enrolment.[UK]


Governments Expanding and Promoting Non-Degree Training in Key Markets Worldwide

Get ready to hear the term “middle skills” more often. It refers to jobs that require more education than a high school diploma but less than a four-year degree, and points to a broad definition of vocational training, or non-degree postsecondary education, that stands to play an increasingly important role in major markets around the world.[US]


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